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good morning. the job front. the federal government expected to deliver good news this morning when it releases the latest labor report. is there a glimmer of hope for the millions of americans still looking for work? we have the latest numbers, and also we'll tell you who's hiring, and where. tough talk. as the violence continues to escalate between rebel forces and moammar gadhafi's military, president obama sends a clear message. >> the violence must stop. moammar gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead, and he must
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leave. >> we are live in libya with the very latest on the growing civil war. and benched. brigham young university suspends a top player on its powerful basketball team for breaking the school's honor code. he had premarital sex with his girlfriend. we'll ask the athletic director if byu is playing fair. "early" this friday morning, march 4th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs and good friday morning to you. i'm erica hill. we made it. >> yes we did. good morning to you, as well. i'm chris wragge. >> we begin this morning with some very important news on the job front. the latest unemployment report comes out this morning and there are signs that the news will be good. asian stock markets surged this morning after the dow jones industrials rose 191 points yesterday. that is the biggest gain for the index in three months. cbs news business and economics
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correspondent rebecca jarvis is with us. good morning. this must be nice for you to have some good news. >> this could very well be erica, the report that we have all been waiting for. for more than a year we've seen minimal job growth. on average only about 100,000 jobs have been created each month, but economists are hopeful that today's numbers will be much better and a surefire sign that americans are finally headed back to work. the u.s. economy's been growing for six straight quarters and now finally we could be at a turning point for jobs. >> all the typical drivers of job creation are aligned to start having really recent pickup in job creation. >> reporter: in february service sector hiring, which makes up 90% of all jobs, hit its best level since april, 2006. last week, the number of americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 20,000, to 36,000. the lowest level in nearly three years. later today, we'll see what it all means to the bigger picture.
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the labor department is expected to report the economy created 200,000 jobs in february. but the unemployment rate will actually inch up from 9% to 9.1% because more people seeking jobs have flooded the market. >> it should be the kind of report that says finally we've gone from jobless recovery to a recovery that is finally creating, at least enough jobs to soak up some of the unemployment. >> reporter: but soaking up all of the 8 million americans who lost their jobs to the recession isn't going to happen overnight. a sentiment federal reserve chair ben bernanke echoed on capitol hill earlier this week. >> we need to look over the next 5, 10 15 years about how we're going to get back on a sustainable path. >> but to make a real dent in unemployment, we need to see gains of 300,000 jobs a month or more. that's typical of prior recoveries once they really got rolling. and the only way we'll see unemployment drop to a more normal sized sign of 6% in the next couple of years. we still have a ways to go here and we need to see more momentum. >> we do.
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but there is this bright spot. give us an idea where across the country are we seeing some of this growth? >> what's really interesting to see is the places with the highest unemployment, which tends to be on the two coasts are the places where we see the most job prospects. so you have california new york. these are some of the places where you see the most jobs being listed right now, and the most jobs being offered right now. >> and what kind of jobs are those that are being listed? >> these are all different types of jobs. some of them are manufacturing. manufacturing has been an area of major strength. health care. this is an area, erica, you and i talk about frequently because there is hiring and the statistics are in favor of it. also the service and professional area that's an area more like professional jobs. they require some more education and training. they're available. and temp work is a huge area of growth. about 27% of all the jobs we've seen created since the recovery began are temporary jobs and they're a great way to go in terms of getting a real full-time job down the road. >> because it can be such a great foot in the door. >> exactly, it's a great transition. people of think of it as a resume builder.
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also almost an application process because you're getting to know a company and they're getting to know you. >> can never understatement the power of the face-to-face connection. thanks for the great news this morning. chris? >> erica, thank you. now to the latest from libya where moammar gadhafi's forces are attacking a rebel-held oil center for the third straight day, and his opponents are calling for new demonstrations in the capital. mandy clark is just a few miles from the fighting with the latest for us this morning. mandy, good morning. >> good morning. well we're at a checkpoint and hearing that government forces are fighting rebels there at that town, which is another important oil terminal along this contested coastal road. this morning government warplanes were back in the skies, bombing the area around a strategically vital oil shipping terminal. but they missed the ammunitions dump. the town of brega, back in the
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hands of the rebels, has seen some of the fiercist fighting in libya's uprising. save gadhafi, some of the dictators defended yesterday's air strikes, saying it was intended to scare off the rebels, not to kill them. >> translator: we went to the scene of the bombing with ballistic commander abdul rahman. three huge craters a short distance from the rebel checkpoint at the entrance of the oil terminal. >> this is more important. >> reporter: abdul rahman just signed up for the fight and got all of 15 minutes' training with his new gun. but he's clear about what he wants. >> we need a democratic and liberal libya. >> reporter: to get there he and his men know they may have to head down the road to tripoli. and in washington president obama has also drawn his line in the sand. >> going forward we will continue to send a clear message. the violence must stop.
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moammar gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead, and he must leave. >> reporter: the former justice minister, who is a lead rebel trying to form an interim government, says they will fight till the end. chris? >> cbs' mandy clark reporting from libya for us this morning. mandy, thank you. now here's erica. when president obama met with mexican president felipe calderon at the white house on thursday, they discussed the flow of drugs and guns, across the border. three weeks ago, u.s. immigration and customs enforcement agent jaime zapata was shot to death in mexico with a gun smuggled from the states. calderon claims washington has not done enough to keep those weapons out of his country. but mr. obama says progress on the issue of arms smuggling has been made. >> we have seen a significant increase in the number of weapons that have been confiscated. we have put more and more people behind bars for the transfer of weapons across the border into mexico.
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>> but now, one of the men on the front lines of that effort says the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms intentionally allowed guns to be smuggled across the border into mexico. cbs news investigative correspondent sharyl attkisson joins us this morning from washington. that sounds just beyond contradictory. >> it really is. you have to wonder when president obama speaks about more weapons confiscated, is it because the atf let more weapons on the street in the first place. atf special agent don doddson risked his job to talk to us about the controversial tactic he says atf has been using of letting thousands of weapons walk into the hands of drug cartels in mexico lets guns walk, allegedly watched, even encouraged the sale of assault rifles and other weapons of criminal suspects who let them on to the streets. the idea was to see where they'd end up and get intelligence and try to take down a whole cartel. doddson and others on jukted saying you never let guns walk because they may be used to hurt
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people along the way. atf and the justice department denied this ever happened when we spoke to them. now let's hear a little bit of dodson's interview. >> i'm boots on the ground here in phoenix and tell me we've been doing it every day since i've been here. here i am tell me that it didn't happen. tell me i didn't do the things that you told me to do. tell me i didn't see the things that i saw. all right? and tell me we weren't doing it. >> did you feel that atf was partly, perhaps, to blame for the escalating violence in mexico and on the border? >> i even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two? the more that our guys buy, the more violence that we're having down there, do you think it's a contributing factor? >> what was the answer? what do they say? >> if you're going to make on omelette, you're going to scramble some eggs. >> then on december 14th, 2010 border patrol agent brian terry was gunned down in arizona and two of those weapons that atf allegedly let walk a year before without stopping them showed up at that murder scene. agent dodson said that began
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what he considers a cover-up of the circumstances and atf's role in watching the weapon sales. now senator grassley is investigating and as we mentioned the department of justice and atf won't agree to interviews with us but they told senator grassley none of it ever happened. >> they say it never happened. from what you just accounted for us, those guns are still out there. did this ever actually work in helping to take down a cartel? >> the end game they were hoping was that as we mentioned, taking down a whole cartel. no, the agents told us that's never happened. in the end, they simply got some of the gun runners that they could have arrested along the way we're told. >> sharyl attkisson in washington, thanks. >> all right. now let's go to jeff glor at the news desk. and check some of the other headlines. jeff? >> chris, good morning to you. we begin here with the budget battle in wisconsin where the state capitol was emptied of protesters overnight for the first time in 17 days. the last protester left late last night after a judge ordered the building closed during nonbusiness hours. some did remain outside. meanwhile governor scott
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walker's fight with senate democrats and unionized state workers goes on. walker says unless the democrats return the vote on his controversial budget plan layoff notices effective next month will go out today. >> beginning the first week of april, 1500 state employees will have to be laid off for the equivalent of $30 million worth of savings. >> all 14 democratic senators left wisconsin to deny the republicans a war up to pass walker's budget. prosecutors now say the gunman who killed two u.s. airmen in germany was a radical muslim, but was not part of a terror network. . shooting happened at the frankfurt airport wednesday. investigators say more people might have died if the suspect's gun hadn't jammed. the u.s. is asking iran to help return ex-fbi agent robert levinson to his family. levinson vanished four years ago while doing detective work on the iranian island of kish. iran has said they know nothing about his disappearance, but levinson's family now says they have proof he's alive, and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says there are
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indications he's in southwest asia. levinson's wife said quote, our family is tremendously encouraged by the news bob is alive, but remains concerned for his safety and well-being. and unless something dramatic happens, nfl players are looking at a lockout at midnight tonight. players and owners agreed to a one-day negotiating extension yesterday. that ends tonight. players and owners have made some progress but still have major differences. it could be the first work stoppage for football since 1987. potentially disrupting the 2011 season. now back over to chris. >> all right, jeff thank you. now the latest on john edwards. for nearly two years a grand jury has been looking at evidence that he may have violated campaign finance laws. now the former democratic presidential hopeful has hired a political heavy hitter to fight off possible charges. cbs news chief legal correspondent jan crawford in washington with that story this morning. jan, good morning. >> good morning, chris. we are picking up a lot of intel this morning that the grand jury is almost finished with that
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investigation, including edwards' decision to beef up his legal team. former senator john edwards has now enlisted a heavyweight in the legal battle over whether he improperly used campaign funds to help his mistress rielle hunter. former white house council greg craig joined his team. >> when you go from one lawyer to a team of lawyers in a grand jury investigation, that's usually not a good sign. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that while the hairing of craig has just recently become public he was actually brought on six weeks ago. craig left his post as president obama's counsel in january 2010. he was also one of president clinton's lawyers during the monica lewinsky scandal. experts say bringing him on the case is a sign edwards is worried about where this investigation is heading. >> that's one of the reasons that mr. craig has been brought in, to assist in that effort to avoid indictment on the front
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end. >> reporter: edwards began his affair with hunter during his presidential run in the 2008 campaign, and the two had a child together. two years later, edwards' marriage to wife elizabeth crumbled. she died in december after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. >> his fall from grace was so swift, and so complete there's absolutely no way that he can rehabilitate his image enough to be back involved in politics. >> reporter: but a tanished image could be the least of edwards' problems. if he's indicted he could face a federal prison sentence. but sources close to the case say an indictment is not imminent at the moment. in fact they say the justice department is now reviewing whether the allegations against edwards, even if they were true would violate any laws. chris? >> jan, you're a lawyer. reading the tea leaves here what do you make of mr. craig taking on this case? >> oh, chris, i mean i have seen greg craig in a lot of different cases over the years and they all have one thing in common. he takes clients he believes in
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cases he thinks he can win. he is very cautious and savvy. he's just not someone who's going to fight you know one of these uphill battles. so i would say, i mean that is a pretty good sign for john edwards. >> he also takes on the elitist of the elite. i mean besides presidents, let's talk about the legal stratosphere in which this man operates. >> yeah. in many ways, oddly enough, this could be one of greg craig's lower proer file cases. he got his start working for this legendary lawyer here in washington who is nicknamed the man to see, and that is what greg craig has become too. he represented elian gonzalez and helped get that boy back to cuba. he was involved in john hinckley's defense and more recently in the high profile defense of goldman sachs. so a pretty heavy hitter here to say the least. >> i guess if you think you're in trouble, this is the guy you try to retain. cbs' jan crawford in washington for us this morning. jan, thank you. >> thanks. >> all right. now here's marysol castro with our first check of the weather. >> good morning, chris. good morning, everyone at home.
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let's take a look at what you can expect for your first weekend in march. some light showers along the pacific northwest, and light snow showers in the rockies. big swath of severe weather in the central plains, and it's pretty quiet on the eastern seaboard for now. tonight into tomorrow the perfect setup for a lot of precipitation. cold, dry, air to the north. warm, moist air to the south. they're going to converge and bring a lot of rain tomorrow into sunday. for just about all of the eastern seaboard. then we look at this monster. this is the severe weather. by the way, since last thursday there have been some 700 reports of severe weather. it's very early for this time of year. so you can see little rock and springfield, you'll get the bulk of hail and a lot of rain. but all the way from new orleans, just about to the great lakes, we'
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica and chris. >> good morning. so a wet weekend but we can think of it as spring showers. >> absolutely. >> thanks, marysol. still ahead this morning on "the early show," a college basketball star bounced from a top five team for breaking the school's honor code by having premarital sex. so is it fair? we're going to ask the school's athletic director. >> plus we all pay a high price because too many drivers out there on the road are simply tired. and you may be one of them. the very latest on a new government study about americans and sleep. the numbers are downright scary. this is the "early" show on cbs.
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still to come on "the early show," college basketball fans are crying foul after a star player is suspended for having sex with his girlfriend. you're asking what? davies played for brigham young university which has strict rules for student behavior. you sign an honor code before you get to the school. these are rules you have to adhere to. >> that's right. you know what you're getting into. compared to other schools where some athletes have been known to break the law and are still playing, some are asking whether byu is asking too much. we'll ask two school officials when we come back. they'll join us here live on "the early show" when we continue. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by hershey's. your favorites, now in pieces.
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just ahead this morning an eye-opening study on sleeplessness. up to 70 million americans have chronic sleep loss and millions of people are now admitting to falling asleep behind the wheel. 1 in 20 say they've done it. >> very dangerous trend. we're going to hear more from that study in our next half hour. we'll be right back, though. your local news isis hello again, it's 7:25. we have weather and traffic together. we have sunshine out there now. temperatures in the 30s. we'll look at the forecast for the day. we'll go for a high of 46 degrees. no rain is getting by. 33 overnight. tomorrow, we'll move the temperatures near 60. now, over to kristy breslin with traffic control. good morning, marty and everyone. we're starting to see congestion out there, finally. southbound 95, brake lights to the harbor tunnel threwway.
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15 minutes from harford to providence there. , westside, that's crawling along there from liberty to baltimore national pike. we're dealing with the two water main breaks slowing things down in baltimore. also, westbound at rutland, also one lane getting by. you can see the slowing on liberty road. here's the beltway at the jones falls expressway. this is brought to you by american limousine. they cover all of your transportation needs. visit them at their website. by the end of the day, maryland could be the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. good morning, gigi. we, a vote on the bill could come today. state lawmakers say they spent hours in a hearing on a number of issues yesterday, but the house committee failed to vote on same sex marriage.
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supporters say they can pass it, but opponents believe there are not enough votes to pass the bill. both sides heavily lobbied the lawmakers. this morning, the police are searching for the men behind a home invasion in baltimore county. a homeowner flagged down the police and told them three armed men wearing masks forced their way in their house. no one was hurt. a vicious attack inside a maryland mall leaves a woman in critical condition. it happened in the mark -- parking lot of the marlly station mall. no word on suspects. if you're a maryland crabber, listen up. the state is limited the buy
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back licensing program next friday. they started it in august of 2009 to make it easier to manage the crab population. stay with us, up next, what the latest study is saying about americans and sleep and why a school district's honor code cost a college basketball
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and welcome back to "the early show" here on a friday morning. half past the hour. i feel a good mood sweeping across the nation right now. >> i'm with you. and a little cold play at the half hour as we welcome you back with some music. >> i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. here's a big question for you, did you get enough sleep last night? >> no one on this show did. >> if you're having a hard time getting out of bed right now, well there's a pretty good chance the answer is no you didn't sleep all that well last night. according to a new report from
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the government you need more sleep than you're actually getting. >> you do, and you're probably not alone in not getting enough sleep. 35% of people said they sleep less than 7 hours a night. the recommended is 7 to 9 hours a night. 38% say they fall asleep at least once during the day, and all of that fatigue has very real consequences. one of them which we're highlighting this morning, is the dangers on the road. more than 1500 deaths a year are blamed on sleepy drivers. and this is the focus of a new study which is really disturbing. we're going to bring you that full story in just a few minutes. may make you think twice about going to bed a little earlier. >> first let's get back to jeff glor with another check of the news stories. >> you may be tired, but it is friday. good morning, everyone. fierce new fighting is reported today in libya. anti-gadhafi rebels are trying to take oil installations in the eastern part of the country. also today, a libyan air force jet fired missiles near a rebel-held military base. the government issues its monthly jobs report this
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morning. analysts predict it will show about 200,000 jobs created last month. but they do expect a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 9.1%, because more people are now looking for work. nasa had a $420 million launch failure this morning. the glory satellite blasted off from vandenberg air base from california aboard a tour essexle rocket but the protective nose cone did not separate preventing the satellite from getting enough speed to reach orbit. and chrysler is recalling 250,000 vehicles including some popular minivans. the company is recalling 2010 dodge van caravan and town and chrysler minivans. an ignition key defect could shut down the engine and increase the risk of a
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well, many colleges have honor codes that say if you lie, cheat or steal, you're out. but this week's suspension of a basketball star at brigham young university is sparking a nationwide debate over whether the rules at that predominantly mormon school go too far. cbs news national correspondent ben tracy has the story. >> reporter: byu was tearing up the court. the third-best team in college basketball. but this week they got trounced. unranked new mexico beat them by 18 points. >> what a catch. >> reporter: the cougars were missing one of their biggest stars. 6'9" forward brandon davies. >> i don't think everything's
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lost. guys will definitely have to step up a little bit. >> reporter: the 19-year-old was suspended for the rest of the season after he reportedly admitted to having sex with his girlfriend. premarital sex is a violation of the mormon school's strict honor code. >> what you do is you move on. this is life. you always are expecting the fastball and sometimes you get a curve. got to figure out how to hit it. >> reporter: byu's team was expected to make a strong run in the ncaa tournament later this month. now both players and students are stung. >> i was really excited. i thought we had a really good shot at making some noise in the tournament. >> reporter: the school says it knows most people won't understand its code that also forbids students from drinking coffee and tea and growing beards. byu says it won't make exceptions for athletes. that's unlike ohio state, where five football players were suspended for selling their uniforms and championship rings, yet still allowed to play this year. >> if you're going to set that honor code up and you're going to insist students follow it, that they should enforce it.
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and that's what they've done here. >> reporter: and now the cougars are facing an entirely different game. because of one of their best players' most personal foul. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us now from brigham young's camp us are byu athletic director tom holmo and u.s. director director carri jenkins. mr. holmoe how did this all unfold? did brandon actually come out and admit to this? was he turned in by someone? how did you find out? >> it was brought to my attention by our university and at that time i had an opportunity to sit down with brandon, and discuss the situation he was in express my love to him, and tried to wrap him up in my arms and say let's go forward with this, and i get you back on track. >> but when you say you found out through the university was it the head coach who came to you? was it an anonymous e-mail phone call? >> i had first heard through the
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head coach. and then it came through the honor code, yes. >> this decision had to have been very difficult. like we mentioned in the piece a second ago you've got a top five basketball team all this nationwide attention right now, potential national championship. was it difficult for you and for the school to suspend him like this? >> it was a difficult situation. but the consequences for similar violations of the honor code have occurred and we felt we did what was right. so very difficult thing to do. but the decision was right. >> and just to be clear, all of these student athletes all of your students they have the honor code presented to them before they enroll. they have to read it and then sign it agree to it so want to kind of get that out there. it's not like mr. davies didn't know the rules at brigham young university. do you at any point, though think that maybe he deserves a second chance? because i know honesty is also a part of your honor code and he didn't lie about it. he didn't deny it. and he was quick to cop to it
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once you presented this to him. >> that's correct. brandon was very forthright in his discussion about the incident. and we feel that he has a second chance. we are doing all that we can to keep him in the fold and to make sure that he has access to the team and that he'll be able to come and achieve the dreams that he had before, and he's excited to see the future and take care of business to be able to do the things necessary to get back in full team work. >> well then i guess i sense what you're saying there is a possibility, and i think a lot of your basketball fans are wondering, does this mean he's going to play again this season? is there a possibility he may come back this season or has that been off the table? >> no, part of the discipline is he won't be able to represent the team this season. we're working on doing everything we can to get him back on track for the future. >> carri, let me ask you, in listening to your athletic
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director, it sounds as though you're making every effort to keep him in the school and in the fold. there is talk he could be expelled from school altogether. where does that stand right now? and is that something you're going to push on the academic side? >> his status is right now as a student. there is a review taking place. and with any student, our intent is to have them graduate from the university and so we're certainly working with him. >> mr. holmoe one last quick question, if he does elect to transfer, would you help facilitate that desire? would you speak highly of him if he chose to say, you know what i want to go play somewhere else? >> yes. brandon davies is a good kid who's a great part of our team who's brought a lot of success to our team this year. and as he goes forward with his life he has decisions to make. we're doing everything he can. he wants to be part of this family. his support system in his life his teammates, his mother his coaches, and we feel that this is the best place for him, and
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we want to make sure that we do everything we can to keep him part of our byu family. >> all right, athletic director mr. tom holmoe carri jenkins, thanks to the both of you for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> up next here on "the early show," up to 70 million americans don't get enough sleep and we're going to tell you what that means for our health. and our safety. this is "the early show" here on cbs. [ male announcer ] it's 2011. wonder where the durango's been for the last two years? well, it toured around europe getting handling and steering lessons on those sporty european roads. it went back to school got an advanced degree in technology. it's been working out -- more muscle and less fat. it's only been two years, but it's done more in two years than most cars do in a lifetime. your advertising mail campaign is paying off! business is good! it must be if you're doing all that overnight shipping. that must cost a fortune. it sure does. well, if it doesn't have to get there overnight,
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next week is national sleep awareness week. so if you're feeling a little drowsy you should pay extra attention to this report. an estimated 50 million to 70 million adults in the u.s. suffer from chronic sleep loss and sleeping disorders. all of that takes a heavy toll it turns out, on every single american. cbs' susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: ask people if they get enough sleep, and the answer you'll usually get from most is no. now, a new study by the centers for disease control has some eye-opening numbers to back up that claim. more than one-third of respondents said they get fewer than seven hours of shuteye a night. in fact nearly four out of ten people said they doze off at
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least once during the day. >> if you don't get enough sleep, you get stupid. the memory is deficient. and also your thinking gets clouded. >> reporter: it turns out, some are nodding off at the worst possible time. nearly 5% admitted to falling asleep while driving, a scary statistic for anyone traveling on the roads. drowsy driving causes an estimated 1500 deaths a year, and 40,000 injuries. >> people who work in this field have equated driving sleepy with driving drunk. because the consequences are the same. >> reporter: problems with the lack of sleep don't end there. other complications include obesity, diabetes hypertension difficulty concentrating, and memory lapses. if there's one thing this study wants us to know 7 to 9 hours of sleep is not a luxury, it's a necessity.
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susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> and especially for you and for those around you. just ahead a minnesota man collapses. but you won't believe how long he actually managed to survive without a pulse. some are calling this miraculous. we will hear from him and from the neighbors who came to the rescue to help save his life. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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so what does it take to save a man's life? in one small minnesota town it took more than an hour and a half of cpr and some remarkable neighbors who just wouldn't give up. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen has their story. >> reporter: at the only gas station here in minnesota, brothers al and roy know almost everything about how to fix your car. >> 911, what's the emergency? >> we're at don's foods and dan just fell. >> reporter: it's their 30 years as volunteer firefighters and
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first responders that taught them how to work on a stranger's heart. >> i guess if you stay at it long enough for all the rescuers that do this every day, some day you're going to get lucky. >> reporter: the lucky one was out-of-work chef howard smitser who collapsed on the sidewalk right across the street. >> i had a massive heart attack. >> reporter: al started applying cpr within seconds and in 15 minutes the number of first responders and paramedics from two local towns had grown to 20. mayo clinic's chopper was in the air but flight nurse knew the odds were against them. >> he was basically dead. he had no pulse. he was not breathing. no heartbeat. he had no signs of life. >> reporter: under the best of circumstances, only 25% to 30% of cardiac arrest victims survive. and about half of them will likely have some degree of brain damage. 11 electric shocks injections of drugs to get his heart beating again. nothing worked. it was time to pull the plug. and yet something told them to
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keep pumping. howard's heart had stopped beating for what is an eternity in matters of the heart, 96 minutes. but suddenly you could say howard's life, and the lives of more than 20 others, changed in a heartbeat. >> i'm a chef, and i will be fattening those guys up until they beg for mercy. >> reporter: the man they had all but given up for dead was now alive. >> i just pray that i can find a way to honor what you all did for me with at least leading a decent life, you know. i mean a healthy life. >> reporter: betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. >> fortunate to have some very good neighbors. >> understatement. >> spoke to the doctors, you say why would you keep working on someone for so long? they say you just never know. you just never ever know. >> exhibit "a," you just never know. great story. >> we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs.longs to the d those of us who know grass doesn't turn green just because the calendar says to. and that a big difference can grow from a small budget. for
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when we come back a facebook story. we've talked about what a great social network it is. well two friends actually worried about the well-being of one of their very good friends from high school using facebook to play investigators. we're going to talk about that story when we come back. your local news is next. [ male announcer ] it's 2011. wonder where the durango's been for the last two years? well, it toured around europe getting handling and steering lessons on those sporty european
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it's bumper to pumper -- as far as the harrisburg expressway goes, there's a minor delay on belfast road. look at the congestion on the beltway. this is brought to you by cappella university. are you ready to make a difference to learn? >> reporter: a vote on maryland's same sex marriage bill could come as soon as today. after nine hours of hearings on a number of issues, the house committee failed to vote on the same sex marriage bill yesterday. supporters say they can pass it. opponents believe there are not
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enough votes. both sides have heavily lobbied lawmakers. i'm gigi, now, back to you. gigi, thank you. do you wish you could order alcohol and have it shipped to your door? that could happen in maryland. there could be direct delivery from wine clubs. that's currently not allowed. the public is invited on the hearing in annapolis today. things at the social security building at woodlawn are back to normal. a suspicious package was found. the police determined that the package was safe. stay with wjz-13, maryland's news station. up next, a young woman goes missing, her friends realize through facebook. and, we'll have an update on
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welcome back to "the early show." top of the hour here on a friday. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. >> good morning, once again. we're going to meet a couple of remarkable women this morning. now they reconnected with old high school friends on facebook where they kept in touch every day. then, they saw the most outgoing one had suddenly just stopped sending messages all of a sudden. authorities didn't help when they inquired with them so they began probing their friend's disappearance themselves and they're going to tell us what they found in just a couple of minutes. >> it's quite a story. and a testament to friendship
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as well. first, though, jeff glor is standing by at the news desk with a check of the movgs's headlines. >> erica, good morning to you. in libya's capital of tripoli this morning protesters marched from mosques demanding the ouster of moammar gadhafi. harry smith is in tripoli this morning. i know last week when this happened these protesters were fired on. >> yes, it was very interesting this morning, jeff. we were in the very mosque where the protesters had marched to green square a week ago and were met with violence and bloodshed. and this morning, a huge pro-gadhafi crowd, first it was 30 to 40 then maybe to 100 to 200, met the worshippers as they were coming out of the mosque. they kept chanting the stuff we've been hearing all week pro-gadhafi chants over and over again. and as the worshippers tried to peel off to the side suddenly a group of worshippers from the inside started to shout, ahura, ahura, freedom, freedom. and then the pro-gadhafi protesters started to clash with
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the worshippers and literally shove them back into the mosque. it was only then that the local police were standing by fired off a couple of rounds into the air, and it seemed to quell things a little bit. but it did get heated there, and there was a very few uncomfortable moments, to say the least. but apparently has been repeated at some other mosques around town. >> all right harry smith inside tripoli this morning. harry, thank you. the wisconsin state capitol was free of protesters overnight for the first time in 17 days. protesters moved outside last night after a judge ordered the building closed during nonoffice hours. today the governor's threatening to send layoff notices to 1500 state workers. in california deep college budget cuts sparked protesting in berkeley. students gathered at a building where protest leaders occupied a high ledge. they later came down voluntarily. california's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year cuts half a billion dollars in funding for the state university system. the latest numbers on the
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economy are out today. most economists are expecting strong growth of as much as 200,000 jobs in february. but because more people are looking for work they actually expect the unemployment rate to rise to 9.1%. higher fuel prices keep driving airfares up. yesterday, delta increased ticket prices by 20 bucks for some domestic flights. american bumped up fares $10 on all trips. that was quickly matched by united, continental, and us airways. former arkansas governor mike huckabee is knocking oscar winning actress natalie portman for out-of-wedlock pregnancy. in her oscar acceptance speech portman thanked her fiance for giving her quote, my most important role in my life motherhood. huckabee then spoke out on radio. >> it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock. >> huckabee is considering a run for the gop presidential nomination in 2012. it is three minutes past the hour right now. we move over to marysol castro
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with me. this is a six-week test to see if it is really possible to follow all the health advice we get from experts both here on "the early show" and elsewhere. and as you'll see, it's often easier said than done. >> good morning. two weeks ago i began an experiment to see if one working mom could really follow all the recommended daily doses for healthy living. from conquering the food pyramid to getting 30 minutes of exercise to sleeping 8 hours a night. to keep me on track we enlisted a team of experts. cbs news medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton. clinical and nutritional psychologist dr. amanda baten. and personal trainer sidney wilson. >> step it up. go, go. >> i was exciting going into week two. i feel motivated. i feel like i have goals in front of me of things i want to achieve. but it didn't take long for my schedule to get in the way. wednesday, i had planned for a
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long time to go to "mary poppins" with my mom and my son. and i think that's important, taking time for me. so instead of hitting the gym, i hit the theater with my mom and my son. it was weston's first broadway show and to watch his face and to experience it through his eyes and all of the other kids in the theater, that was worth, you know missing any workout. missing any bit of sleep that i think i could have gotten. to have that moment. that's all i needed. >> we only got two times this week. >> reporter: to make up for it sidney pushed me even harder on the days we did meet. >> her performance is actually getting a lot better. her leg power is very strong. she was actually kicking back. >> reporter: he definitely worked me harder. i also need to fuel a lot better for my workout. getting more energy meant even more changes to my diet. and for that i turned to dr. amanda baten. can you describe for me the way that you see your energy moving through the day. >> reporter: it's usually pretty good in the morning and it's good through the show.
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it starts to slow down probably between 11:00 and noon. >> i notice that you have hard boiled eggs which i think are a great source of many many nutrients. but i notice that you only eat the egg whites. >> yes. >> the egg yolk unless you have cholesterol issues is a very very important part of the whole food of the egg. >> reporter: eating the entire egg was step one. step two cutting back on coffee. and adding green tea. >> there's so many benefits to the green tea. and there are so many detriments to having too much coffee. >> reporter: like less caffeine. less dehydration, and the promise of a better night's sleep. i'm really enjoying the green tea, too. i didn't think i would. >> you're starting to really think about maybe even not on a conscious level, what is the impact of what i'm about to put into my body. how is that going to make me feel. >> reporter: but being more aware of what's good for my body didn't stop me from a few guilty pleasures like this macaroni and cheese. back at the gym, another surprise from sidney.
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>> this week's going to be five miles. >> reporter: two weeks in and the experiment is proving more difficult than i'd imagined. so we're going to take a look at my daily goals. what i'm trying to do get more sleep. people say six to eight hours. i normally get five on a good night. nine searchings of vegetables amanda has challenged me to. also working in a 30-minute work out. i did manage one night's sleep that averaged almost six hours. my vegetable intake was pretty much on but i wasn't eating my exercise requirement for every day in week two. joining me sidney wilson and dr. amanda baten. good to have you both back here on the couch. sidney, this is one of our big challenges this week and it's going to prove to be heading forward is it's tough for me like many people to find that regular time every day to exercise. is that having an impact on us? >> it's not really having an impact on us as long as you're doing your homework assignments. as long as you're getting your
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homework in, that's all i'm asking for. what we basically want to try to do is get you to be able to do your homework whether it's 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there, break it up, get it in. >> i think that's a really important point for people at home, too, trying to do this. we talked about one of the ways for me to get that exercise, even when i go to pick up my older son at school if i walk there with my double stroller brisk 20 minutes each way, that can be great exercise for everyone. it doesn't have to be 30 minutes in the gym. that makes me feel good. so i'm progressing all right, you think? >> oh, definitely. i'm seeing a little toneness in your body already. the body's getting the way i want it to be. your stamina is up. your endurance is up. that's what i'm looking for. the one thing that i need you to do, you have to breathe. >> i know. i don't know how to breathe. >> you're killing me. >> it's awful, isn't it? >> i know. i'm going to work on it. it is motivating and i will say getting on a regular workout regiment, it makes me want to do it more. so i've been bitten by the bug and i feel better about it. >> great for your mental health.
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>> now when it comes to food. you thought i had some interesting areas to work on. i have some really i guessed messed up preconceived notions about things like eggs. >> right. there's lots of different ways to get protein. >> so i need to be eating the whole egg which i started to do. one night as i mentioned, i did get almost six hours of sleep. and i do feel like my sleep itself is deeper. >> yes. >> is that from cutting back on the caffeine? >> well, we were trying to work with reasonable expectations here. you have realities to your life that's not going to enable you to have eight hours of sleep. so, we're optimizing the sleep that you do get, and yeah because there's a very positive influence from the exercise and the diet and the whole point of the food and mood diary is for you to reflect the next day, what was i eating? how was i behaving and how do i feel rested today? >> it's like since keeping that journal i notice that i can sort of equate certain foods with feeling better getting better fuel for my workout and hopefully resting more. >> right. right.
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the whole idea of food and fuel is such an important consequence september. >> we're going to focus a little bit more on food in week three. thank you both for coming in this morning. coming up in week three, we'll take a closer look at food as we mentioned. and just a reminder you can track "the erica hill experiment," or even start your own version. we've had such a great response to this, we would love for you to be a part of it. do it in your life. you will feel a little bit better. it's a challenge though. all the information is at earlyshow.cbsnews.com. up next a texas woman goes missing, and it is her friends on facebook who are leading the charge now to try to track her down. they are going to join us when we return. you're watching the"the early show" on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by lyrica.l over -- it was a mystery to me. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica
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now to the story of three texas ladies. high school pals in the '70s. then facebook friends who have now become amateur detectives. they're investigating the disappearance and possible murder of another old friend
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from high school. two of them are here to tell their story. but first, here's "48 hours mystery" correspondent maureen maher. >> reporter: back in 1977 the high-kicking all-stars of mesquite high school were on top of the world. and four vivacious girls, the drill team was it. >> when you're at mesquite high school, that's the big time. >> reporter: and right at the center of it all was a firecracker named lisa stone. >> lisa had real high kicks. >> there she is. >> lisa was just very full of life. very energetic, publy person. just a lot of fun. >> reporter: 30 years later, the girls had a reunion. after the party, facebook kept the old gang together. >> well we talked on facebook every day. you know and lisa loved to talk. so if she wasn't on facebook she was chatting me on yahoo! or she was calling. or texting. >> reporter: until last summer. when lisa disappeared. >> i noticed i hadn't talked to her in about two weeks.
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i wasn't terribly concerned. i thought maybe she had lost her internet. >> reporter: a neighbor filed a missing person's report. police checked it out, but lisa's partner says that lisa was away. the cops seemed to have more pressing cases, and there was no sign of a crime. so nothing happened. >> that just made us even more determined that we were not going to let this die. >> reporter: using facebook and a lot of nerve, these ladies have taken matters into their own hands. they've done searches. handouts. vigils. and even a billboard. >> we're just hoping and praying that someone will come forward. >> reporter: but most of all, they've kept the case alive. >> we won't rest until this is solved. one way or another. >> lisa stone's friends tina wiley and tammye markle are here with us this morning. good morning ladies. do you have an operating theory as to what happened to her at this stage of the game? >> well it's just was very strange that we had lots of
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activity from her on facebook and then the next day she was gone. i mean there was just nothing there. so, you know naturally when someone disappears like that you think that they've -- something has happened. they've been the victim of foul play of some kind. so that's what our theory is. >> where does the investigation stand now? and what type of assistance are you now getting? >> the p.d. is heavily involved in this investigation. i believe they are following every lead they have. there was a long period that went by before they became involved. about a month, at least, before we got them to reopen the case. so i feel like they lost some valuable time. but i think that we have done a lot of clues on facebook. that we have offered them. and i think they have found a lot of things themselves. >> how disappointed were you that it did take so long? because you did go to the police a lot of times with some legitimate information. maybe not as legitimate in their eyes, but for you knowing there was a problem. >> it was very frustrating. and we were scared.
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we were terrified that something bad had happened to her. and so i think that, you know after we kept pushing and prodding them, and went to them with our time line of information that we had gathered, you know that's what finally made them open the case. >> at what point did you decide that we need to become investigators here and really help move this along? >> i think i did this from day one. as soon as i knew something was amiss. when i would try to call lisa her phone was disconnected. and i thought it was because of financial reasons. so, things started adding up. and then when i heard that the neighbor had turned in a missing person's report and the police closed it after five days immediately i just took action. >> you've been following, trailing i guess you want to say, the woman that lisa had been living with and at one point you saw her disposing of some of lisa's belongings in a dumpster. >> right. >> while driving lisa's car. >> yes right. >> while also she was lying to her about her whereabouts. >> yes, correct.
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>> did that then make a light bulb go off? >> that was huge. huge day. very devastating day. tammye and i were on the phone with joanie that day, and the girlfriend had told the story that she was going to pick up lisa, and joanie followed her and followed her to the dumpster, while the three of us were on the phone, joanie was -- we all started crying. we knew when we saw those items, lisa's birth certificate. the late brother's death certificate. everything that meant anything to lisa was gone in the dumpster. >> do you ever worry about your own personal safety? >> oh, yes. most definitely we do. thankfully i live in a gated community. that gives me a little bit of piece of mind. but yes, we're dealing with some obviously people with no conscience. >> yeah. >> now that the police are a little more heavily involved what's your role now? what are you continuing to do? >> well we're continuing what we've done up to this point. we still got a facebook page. we started a nonprofit organization. for the love of lisa dot org and
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we've done billboards. we've got a park bench that was dedicated in lisa's honor in the mesquite area where we went to high school. and so we're constantly talking to people. we're doing searches. >> ladies thank you for coming in and talking to us. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy low-fat yogurt mcdonald's strawberry-banana and wild berry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ ♪ [ male
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hello again, it's 8:25 at camden yards. we'll start with marty. we'll look at the forecast for the day. it's going to be a nice afternoon, really. barely a breeze and temperatures about 13 degrees warmer than yesterday. now, over the kristy breslin. good morning, everyone. well, quite a mess on the beltway. the westside is crawling along there. that's on liberty road to national pike.
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15 minutes on the westside from 795 to stephenson road. the average speed is about 11 miles per hour. stop and go on the northside from harford to charles street. that's jammed from whitemarsh past the beltway on the north east corner. as far as accidents go on bel- air and 543 and route 42. we'll take a live look at the traffic stop on the beltway at liberty road. this is brought to you by loyola university. kristy, thank you. the decision on same sex marriage in maryland is yet to be reached. that could change today. >> reporter: the vote on the same sex marriage bill could come as soon as today. after nine hours of hearings on a number of issues the house failed to vote on the issue yesterday. opponents don't believe there
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it is friday. hopefully. you're in luck. >> i'm in love with my co-hosts here on "the early show." >> very kind of you.
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>> i love you. >> welcome back everybody, to "the early show" on a friday morning. we hope your weekend is off to a great start, even though it doesn't officially begin until a little bit later. coming up inside the iditarod. >> i'm fascinated by this. >> a great race. it is an 1100 mile odyssey by dog sledders across alaska. and this year's race begins tomorrow. >> oh, look at those puppies. >> those are great. >> some of the best views and best vistas you will ever see. our superfan tyler mcgill went north with a visit with the four-time champion lance mackey. >> also a fascinating guy. lance mackey cancer survivor former drug addict and unbelievable musher. i mean, he is -- >> a lot of great stories. >> and it's cold up there, by the way. one of our photographers who shot that it was negative 12. she said it took days for his fingers to thaw out. >> tyler coming up.
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and he's going to detail that story. >> also one of the great challenges for a film actor, playing a lizard of course. isla fisher knows all about it. she provides the voice of an iguana in the new animated movie "rango." she's going to tell us what it was like to work with johnny dep. not a bad gig. >> no. >> first, though marysol, you got a pretty good gig. >> i have a great gig, by the way. i really, really do. last check of your weather for the weekend. the national picture, we have a
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris. >> marysol, thank you very much. tomorrow is the start of the 39th annual iditarod sled dog race beginning in anchorage, alaska ending in nome 1100 miles away. to find out what this race is really about we sent "early" show special contributor and superfan as we like to call him.
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ladies and gentlemen a nice round of applause for tyler mcgill. one of the all-time greats. good to see you. >> good to see you again. >> tomorrow 62 mushers will begin a journey that covers some of the most rugged terrain on the globe. and everyone will be trying to unseat one man, defending champion and winner of four consecutive iditarods, lance mackey. a spent a few days with the clamp in the heart of alaska to get a feel for the sport and what it takes to win america's last great race. it's arguably the most physically and mentally demanding race on the planet. the ultimate test of will pitting man and their dogs against nature's fury. the iditarod. a nearly two-week 1100-mile odyssey across the barren landscape between anchorage and nome alaska where the average temperature hovers around 50 below. as an avid outdoorsman i've always been drawn to it. so we traveled north to fairbanks to learn the sport of
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kings from its masters. this man is a legend. four-time iditarod champion lance mackey. thanks for taking the time out. show us around the spot. >> yeah yeah. this is my little domain. five people and about 115 dogs. >> 115 dogs? >> well, dogs pups retired dogs. they're all dogs. >> mackey comes from a long line of champion mushers. and is considered by many to be the lance armstrong of sled dog racing. >> lance mackey everybody. >> i don't figure to be better than anybody in this sport but for some reason i've had more success in a shorter amount of time. whether it's natural abilities or something i've picked up along the way, i really can't answer that question. >> like armstrong, mackey's greatest victory took place off the trail. in 2001 at the age of 30 he was diagnosed with throat cancer and doctors told him to quit the sport altogether. >> that just didn't sit right
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with me. you don't know me. you don't tell me what i can and can't do. and it just ticked me off. and that was my motivation. >> you didn't have time for cancer? >> i didn't have time for it. >> with treatment and the love of his family he defeated cancer and has been unstoppable ever since. the key to success in this sport is the relationship between a musher and his team. >> every dog loves to run. and it's up to me to figure out how to channel that energy and get it to perform for 1,000 miles. >> that means spending up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, caring for them. which includes cooking- >> smells a little ripe. but these dogs all know what's coming on. >> feeding. >> good eating right there. beef chicken kibble. a little bit of vitamins and minerals. all the stuff for a balanced diet. >> and cleaning up. >> pretty sim. just walk around the truck, make sure everybody is clean. >> with a kennel full of well-fed and excited dogs we pick six pups for my inaugural
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run. >> come here baby girl. good girl. you want to go for a walk? >> my team right here they look pretty ready to run. >> we're going out for the real deal now. you want to give me some pointers? >> the number one rule of the sport, you get ripped off the sled that's one thing but you don't let go. >> i got it. >> i took those last words of wisdom from the champ. and finally commanded the reins of my very own sled. >> good work boys. good work, girls. it was a rough start. but after a couple runs cowgirl, larry, hershey, shark ki, princess and palin -- this is about as amazing as it gets. . made me feel like a true iditarod contender. back country alaska running with my team of dogs. holy cow.
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oh, my gosh! that was -- >> i can see why you guys do this. thank you, again. in the process i learned that racing dogs is not about winning prizes or recognition. it's about the unbreakable bond between man and his true best friend. i'm never going to be rich in this sport. but i'm rich in what i do. i was put on earth to raise dogs. i honestly believe that. that's what i was made to do. >> well i just wanted to extend a big, big thank you to the alaska board of tourism for coordinating and accommodating us during our trip to fairbanks. i had an incredible experience. and i absolutely understand why sled dog racing is the state sport. >> you talk about being teamed up with the best of the best. i mean lance -- as far as world class athlete goes i mean he's able to do this and to be able to come back from what he's had to endure. >> yes in 2001 he gets
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diagnosed with cancer. he actually had to drop out of the race and it took him six years before he finally won and then he comes back wins it four years in a row and is the only guy who's actually won the yukon challenge, which is a 1,000 mile race, and then the iditarod consecutively and they're only two weeks apart. >> did you ask him if he lives his life in perpetual layers. >> i mean it's not even a question. the warmest it got when we were there was negative 12. the coldest was negative 41. it's so cooled you have to plug your car in overnight otherwise your oil freezes. >> like living in new hampshire where you make your home like saint bart's. >> my home feels super balmy, 23 degrees out, shirts off. >> what was it like for you to actually -- those dogs are pretty powerful looks like when you originally went you almost kind of lost them a little bit. >> they're not super big. but when they took off with six of them the sled really pulls out in front of you and you've got to do a lot more actually driving the sled than you think. >> that was my next question
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how much steering capability did you have? >> i didn't have a whole lot of steering capability per se. but lance runs them pretty well. you're pretty much riding that i mean it feels almost like a skate board more or less. >> can you feel your fingers? >> they've all come back to me now. the feet were the real problem. >> tyler mcgill. superfan. nice job. now here's erica. ever since her breakout role in the 2005 smash hit "wedding crashers" isla fisher has been one of hollywood's most sought after actresses. she's now starring in "rango," a new animated film which follows a chameleon who stumbles into the rough and tumble town of dirt and meets afisher's character, a tough little lizard named bean. >> what's your name? >> bean. what can i say, my dad said i looked like a bean. >> you're lucky you don't look like asparagus. >> what are you saying? >> i'm not sure a child would appreciate the moniker. >> my daddy was a great name.
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you -- >> oh. >> no these ashes. he loved to smoke. they never found the body. >> isla fisher is with us in the studio this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> i love the voice that you have for your character bean. >> oh, thank you. >> it's a little -- it's a mix of a number of different things. you were given a tiny bit of direction on it right? >> yeah. i kind of like to think that it's clint eastwood and holly hunter were to have a love child, that it would be vocally bean. >> i think you've kind of got it. it is a little bit of jibberish thrown in. >> that is. >> that's an added spice from you? >> that's a little spice added. no, we had a great time creating the voices. but gore the director of the film, he was very specific about what sounds he wanted ausz all to have. >> i like it. and it definitely makes you sit up and you definitely take notice as you watch. one thing that's interesting is when everybody talks to somebody about an animated film we see video of an actor, in a studio
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head phones on a microphone and you have to imagine all these things in your head. this was done in a completely different fashion for an animated movie in that you were all, all the actors were in a room together acting out the movie. >> exactly. it's like we were on the stage for 21 days. there was a big table with all the props on it. and we'd grab a hat and a gun and act the scenes out. and it's so much more you know organic, and your voice, i think has so much more chemistry, and you know humanity because you're actually opposite a human being instead of isolated in a sound booth with just a microphone for our friend. >> is it hard to go back to that afterwards, after you have this great experience? >> i think it's -- you know what? it will probably be hard to go back, yeah. it will be hard to go back. i'm not doing an animated movie at the moment. i am back in it. but it's not as much fun as having you know bill nye pretending to be a snake and litherring around and abigail breslin pretending to be a marsupial creditor. and johnny depp walking like the
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lizard which is hilarious. it was a is your veal experience. >> the story itself is pretty fun, too, and somewhat surreal. what drew you to it? >> i love the story. a frustrated thespian lizard ends up in a town of odd critters that look sort of injured and dark and funky. and it's an identity quest. but i was actually attracted to the material more for the experience of johnny depp and also just to do sort of theater again. >> what is it about animated films that draws you to them? is it the flexibility of the schedule or something more. >> i think it's the surprise of seeing the movie for the first time. when you shoot a regular movie, obviously you know how it's going to look because you're on set every day. but an animated film you sit in a darkened theater and you have the same experience as a regular moviegoer and you're not, you know, watching your face on a 12 foot screen thinking why is that really my nostril? instead you're thinking wow, here's this cool lizard and this is an amazing world that's been created by these incredibly
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imaginative guys. >> industrial light and magic did the animation for this one? >> yes. >> what a talented group of people. >> the critters look real. they look three dimensional. >> the skin is amazing on them. did you get to have any input. you guys are all sitting there and you're doing this much more like a theatrical production than a traditional animated movie. was there ever a point where you said, i would imagine my character looks a little bit like this? >> no. but they did, one of the animators did joke an animated credit, because i didn't know that i complained that my lizard didn't have any breasts. and i thought she should have breasts. i was probably just making a flippant joke. but then now bean does in fact. so i was involved. >> so you've made your mark then. >> i have. it's not very classy but i did it. >> well i'm sure there are plenty who would disagree. all the men in the audience will say thank you. great to have you with us. thanks for coming by this morning. >> thanks. >> the movie again is "rango." and you can catch it in movie
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theaters starting today. now here's chris. >> erica, thank you. as they say in poker, we are going all in this morning with rick moonen executive chef at one of las vegas' hottest restaurants rm seafood. he will be part of vegas uncorked by bon appetit coming up in may. this morning he's giving us a sneak preview. >> chris it's a pleasure. >> let's talk about the vegas uncorked. >> i'm going to be doing better by the bay, which is the beach at mandalay bay. i'm going to be serving the moonen dogs. >> the moonen dogs? >> i'm here to reveal to you a secret. >> sustainable seafood is your thing, right? >> it certainly is. not actively participating in the extinction of the species. 100 things you can tell about that. okay i have shrimp in here. fresh gulf shrimp. >> this is the moonen dog. this is your signature, this is something you came up with. >> i've created this, and we're making it now at my restaurant in mandalay bay. >> what are you putting in here? >> ginger garlic, shawl shallat
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t and shrimp. fish sauce. this is very salty so that's your salt. a little egg white that binds it together. and just kind of get this whole thing rolling. about a half pound of shrimp right there. turn it off. >> is there a right time to end the grinding? >> when it's still a little rough. we don't want to puree it and we're going to mix in the scallions and cilantro. this is a lot of complexity to this mixture. and then i stuff it into a casing and make a hot dog out of it. or, and this is the puree. i'm going to put a little oil on my hands because that's going to have a dual purpose. one to lubricate your hands, and you can make like a pattie out of it as well. and you put that right on the grill. look that. you can put it on a bun. >> where did you come up with the name moonen doggie? >> i wanted to call it moon doggie. but my last name is moonen. it's a trade mark we're going to
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roll it out. and here we go. >> some hot dog buns. >> put your moonen doggie in there. >> okay. >> and then it's a little chilpotle sauce. we call this the dude. that's the nickname. put a little dude in there. some cabbage slaw. >> a lot going on here. >> oh, wait. need the toga chips. give a little crunch. that's a big bite. but you know, it's got to be. that's the way it is. okay, well i'm going to show you also, while you're eating that. going to make a little honey chilpotle sauce. not bad, right? >> it's worth it. it's worth a trip for sure. >> here we go. so yeah we're going to be serving that on the beach. we're going to be having fun. you know put your feet in the sand. and the thing of it is all the chefs, all the big chefs -- it's a little spicy? >> oh. >> spicy hot or hot-hot?
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>> hot-hot. sorry about that. aggressive bite. >> a little chilpotle which is smoked jalapeno. >> sorry i wasn't paying attention. what are you making here? >> honey chilpotle sauce. alternative to the chilpotle dude. but this is a little sweeter. >> okay. >> that's too hot for you. smoked paprika. i have honey in there. and a little dijon mustard, ketchup. best condiments in the world. >> there are a bunch of variations you can do here? >> correct. these are all recipes out of "fish without a doubt." this is a little vinegar. cider vinegar. lime juice. your acidity. you've got sweetness. >> line that up. >> some oil. this is straight mix. >> just put the top on it. zip it up. and you've got yourself -- put that in a squeeze bottle. >> done. >> spring is almost here. we're going to throw some stuff on the grill.
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a little kebabs here we've got a combination of sword fish scallop and shrimp and three separate marinades. a citrus tequila, another chilpotle. >> you really like that chilpotle. >> i'm big on the chilpotle. orange chilpotle and a provencal. provencal is just garlic and anchovy, chili flakes and a little olive oil, marinade. and you can put this in a ziploc bag, take them out, lubricate with a little bit of oil on you know. >> put them on your grill give them a couple of minutes each side. really whatever seafood you like. you recommend a little something to wash it down correct? >> never too early for a good beer. >> it is 8:49. some spots, right? cheers. well done. oh, rick that's good. >> it's fun. i actually serve this moonen
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doggies at the u.s. open. >> they're great. really, really good. good luck with everything. >> thank you. >> if you're in vegas, check out the restaurant. rick moonen thank you so much. you can find these recipes on our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. and we will be right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. i got to tell you i really did burn the inside of my mouth. my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rings ] my "me time" is when he doesn't get the hint. ♪ ♪ my "me time"... [ bang ] is when everybody's takin' shots at me. [ male announcer ] discover you time anytime. mccafé your day with a mcdonald's frappé. smooth and icy caramel or mocha blended just for you and topped with a decadent drizzle. "me time"! [ male announcer ] the simple joy of a frappé. ♪ ♪
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comes home. there it is. the moonen doggie, with rick moonen right here. he's in from vegas. i thought we would could a group moonen doggie bite-in. >> yeah. >> hot dog at 9:00 a.m. >> thank you so much. >> there you go. >> makes me feel like i'm eating a healthy hot dog. >> okay. >> moonen doggie for everybody out there? >> hmm. >> mm-mmm.
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>> yummy noises. >> yes. >> rick, good stuff. >> enjoy it. >> enjoy your weekend, everyone. we will see you monday morning. your local news is next. >> have a great day.
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here in maryland. gigi has the story. >> a vote on the marriage bill could come as soon as today. the house committee failed to vote on the same sex marriage bill yesterday. supporters say they can pass it, but there are not enough votes. both sides have heavily lobbied the lawmakers sending thousands of letters and e-mails to delegates. this morning, the police are searching for a man who invaded a home. a homeowner said that three armed men forced their way in a man's house. fortunately, no one was hurt. a city officer was charged in the shooting death of a man. the trial is postponed for the second time.
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he was supposed to appear on monday in court. now, the trial is scheduled for may 31st. he's currently held without bail. do you wish you could order alcohol and have it shipped to your door. that's currently not allowed in maryland. the public is invited to a hearing on the issue today. the future of a summertime bar is an issue downtown. several are asking for a bar's license to be revoked. tomorrow, hundreds will be going downtown with hopes of becoming the next baltimore raven's cheerleader. registration starts at 9:30. you have to be 18 years or older to try out.
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